In an unfortunate turn of events this week, Apple appears to
have stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 for most or all iOS devices. Before last
night, this was the last jailbreakable firmware that could still be downgraded
to via iTunes since Apple closed
the signing window for the official iOS 12.1.1-12.1.2 releases exactly one
Hacker an unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd confirmed the unsigning status via Twitter in the wee hours of the night, shortly following up with reports saying that it was still being signed by Apple for certain devices. As expected, a couple of high-profile individuals such as rootlessJB 3.0 developer Jake James and OsirisJailbreak12 creator GeoSn0w confirmed that the firmware wasn’t being signed for their devices:
Following an exceptionally-long and unheard-of grace period, Apple has officially stopped signing both iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 Tuesday evening, a move that packs some serious implications for the jailbreak community.
Update: iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 is apparently still being signed at the time of this writing. Downgrade immediately while you have the chance!
Apple first launched these firmware versions on December 5th and December 17th respectively, each to address small bug fixes and performance improvements in the operating system. But as we know, no software is entirely bug-proof.
Apple today released the new iOS 12.1.1 software update for iPhone and iPad and it came with a pair of enhancements for the company's Siri-driven HomePod wireless speaker.
Apple on Wednesday released iOS 12.1.1 to the public, following several weeks of beta testing. The minor update doesn't bring about any major new features, but it does include FaceTime Live Photos, a refreshed FaceTime UI that offers quicker access to important actions, and other improvements.
Apple on Thursday seeded new developer betas for its upcoming platform updates. Members of Apple's developer program can install beta 3 of iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2 and tvOS 12.1.1, as well as watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2, via their respective OTA updates, or they can be downloaded from the Dev Center.
iPhone XR makes up for the omission of a 3D Touch display with Haptic Touch, which is basically a long-tap paired with Apple's precise haptic feedback produced by the built-in Taptic Engine mechanism. Now, Apple's colorful handset launched without a 3D Touch replacement for expanding rich notifications but an iOS 12.1.1 update will bring this action to Haptic Touch.
It looks like the recently introduced iOS 12.1.1 beta contains more than bug fixes. It also includes an easier to use FaceTime interface that was first discovered by iGeneration.
Apple on Wednesday pushed first betas of what would become the minor iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1 and macOS Mojave 10.14.2 updates. The betas are available to Apple's registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program. Public betas should follow shortly after the developer builds, but you'll need to register with the Apple Beta Software Program.